I know it is a bit annoying to still be talking about 2015 a whole 14 days into the New Year but I do love a good highlight reel and I wanted to share a couple of things I didn’t talk about last year as well.
1 – I started writing about Bright Business a topic I’d been desperate to talk about for ages but just never got around to. This is a great passion of mine and I’m super excited to dive into this more in 2015. There are so many amazing small creative businesses out there and I’m keen to help you out with everything I know. This really makes me so happy.
2 – I made over this blog – and it makes me smile every time I see it. The Blogcademy girls (especially Shauna) got me all inspired about making this a space that was really me, and the design I had before just wasn’t working. I love the new look and will continue to develop this in the coming year.
1 – I wrapped up the Blogcademy experience with a couple of posts about lessons learnt. Everyone was so inspiring in such different fields and this has really helped me this year.
2 – I got featured on Rock n Roll Bride with my DIY Polaroid Garland I loved this so much! Kat was just amazing in letting me share how I styled this cute DIY idea with her amazing creative audience.
3 – I designed some 5 minute cake topper DIY’s that ended up in Rock n Roll Bride Magazine. This was another huge amazing day was seeing my work in this gorgeous magazine. We need more of this genuine authenticity in life I tell you!
Love Ideas Highlights
1 – Love Ideas Creative launched with a new community, an e-book and lots of smart business tips. This was very exciting and was the culmination of a whole lot of work and I can’t wait to release more!
2 – Love Ideas Ink went from strength to strength and I finally started exploring my love for hand lettering which resulted in some great new products and a constant smile on my face!
3 – Love Ideas Ink was on the cover of the Felt Christmas Catalogue which was super exciting. The New Zealand community of crafters and makers is just amazing and I was so grateful to be on the front of this awesome publication.
1 – I took a trip to Melbourne to catch up with family and get re-inspired – and it so worked. Melbourne is such a great place and the street art tour I took was so colourful and bright I just loved it.
2 – My partner and I bought our first house! I didn’t really mention it at the time but it was a great achievement in such a tough Auckland market. We just love it.
1 – Of course shutting Peachy was tough but it was definitely the right decision. I am trying to really fine tune my offering this year and get clear about what I want to do and what makes me happy.
So it has been a great year with ups and downs and tough times in amongst the smiles. I’m looking forward to 2016 and some new adventures along with a great big new direction announcement. Thanks as always for reading and following along x